February 12, 2005

Open-Source Projects Are Not All the Same

Yes, Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) Latest News about Sun Microsystems' new OpenSolaris really is an open-source project. And no, it's not likely to be much like the Linux Meet the server enhanced for Linux®: the new IBM eServer⢠OpenPower⢠system. open-source project. How are they alike? Both projects will produce a production-grade version of Unix Get the total cost of ownership facts on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Linux., including source code, that we'll be able to download and use without paying for. So from where corporate IT sits, there's lots of similarity.

But where OpenSolaris and Linux came from, how they're licensed, how the code can be used -- that's all different, in some cases very different. And yes, that may matter to IT after all.

Link: Linux Insider

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